Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and Grants

Academic Scholarships

We offer two academic scholarships to provide support to those students who are outstanding in their field:

  1. School Leaver Scholarships
  2. Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) Scholarships 
Please ensure you have completed the New Student Application Form prior to completing an application for a scholarship.
School Leaver Scholarships

Our School Leaver Scholarships provide $5,000 in support to undertake the first year of full-time study of the Bachelor of Visual Art (BVA). Scholarships of up to $5000 will be awarded to successful applicants as a contribution to study-related expenses. If you’ve successfully completed senior secondary school within the last three years, this scholarship is open for you.

Applications for Semester 1 2024 are now open.

Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) Scholarship

Our BVA (Hons) Scholarship provides $7,500 towards study-related expenses in our Honours program. Honours at ACSA is a year-long period of research and art making, building on the research undertaken in the final year of the Bachelor of Visual Art. Honours students receive a private art studio on campus, work closely with a chosen supervisor and attend a weekly Honours Research Methods class with their cohort. 

Applications for 2024 are now open. 

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“Receiving the scholarship has greatly impacted my final year. I have been able to afford the necessary materials for my sculpting and it has significantly supported my living situation and allowed me to spend more time on my practice. I am honoured to have been awarded the scholarship, I don’t know how I would have been able to afford living expenses without it.”

Tahlia Hieatt, Honours Scholarship recipient 2023

Relocation Grants

Grants of up to $2000, for the purpose of relocation to Adelaide (from interstate or regional South Australia), are available to outstanding applicants who wish to study the BVA or BVA (Hons) on a full-time basis in 2022. Funds provided will support relocation costs to enable the student to move to Adelaide, South Australia.
Relocation costs supported may include:
• Freight of furniture / belongings to Adelaide
• Costs associated with a rental agreement (e.g. bond payment or connecting utilities)
• Transportation costs to travel to Adelaide (e.g. petrol / vehicle hire / airfare)
To be eligible for the Relocation Grant, an applicant must:
• live outside South Australia at the time of applying OR live in regional South Australia at the time of applying
• provide evidence of living outside of SA or regionally for at least 12 months prior to applying
• be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident
• be successful in obtaining a place in the BVA or BVA (Hons) – (applicants can apply for their course of study and the relocation grant at the same time) and the scholarship at the same time)
Applications for Semester 2 2023 close 16 June 2023.

“Moving from Ireland to Australia I was unable to bring any supplies with me – the relocation grant helped me immensely. The grant meant I was able to get the materials I need for my education and practice and greatly eased the stress of relocating, I am incredibly grateful for it.”

Sasha Porter, 2022 Relocation Grant recipient

If your business or foundation is interested in supporting students through a scholarship, grant or award we would love to hear from you. You can contact us at and we will forward your enquiry onto Penny Griggs, CEO. 

Undergraduate courses

You can develop both the technical and conceptual skills you need as a contemporary practising artist in our accredited programs.

Secondary Schools and Students

Adelaide Central School of Art connects secondary school students and teachers with some of the best contemporary arts professionals in South Australia.

Short Courses

Our Short Courses programs for adults and teens offer a wide selection of studio-based courses taught by practicing artists, for participants of all levels – beginners, intermediate & advanced.

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